My 17 month old wont point, wave or blow kisses. He babbles and says many words. HE tried to wave backwards for a while!! If he wants something he grunts. Because hes verbal I try not to worry should I?
Does he bring you things to show you? Does he make eye contact with you? Does he turn to you if you call his name most of the time? Does he seem interested in the world around him (ie. watches other children play, etc)? Does he have other forms of expression (ie laughing, smiling, etc) My ds didn't wave for the longest time, but then again, I never made a point to teach him or encourage it. Even now he doesn't wave too often. He did point though.<br>
I think you have to look at other aspects of his behavior before worrying. Some of them are listed above. If he shares other traits like the ones above, then I think it would be worth it to have him evaluated.
my 20mo is extremely verbal and has never attempted to blow a kiss in his life. i've never really taught him how, so maybe it's different than your situation...he sometimes waves, and any time he does it's backwards...by that i mean that if he's trying to wave to someone else, he ends up waving to himself.<br><br>
i think that mothers have great instincts about when something is "off" with their children...do you feel that he's connected to you linguistically? i mean, does he get his point across? does he have a point to get across? the same questions as the PP...if you feel that he's connecting with you, it's probably absolutely nothing to worry about. mothers of children who are *not* connecting with them *really* know it, kwim?<br><br>
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